Walls of Fame: 17 Musical Murals

A muralist set out to honor North Carolina’s musical heritage by painting portraits of notable artists — some famous rockers and others musicians who inspired them — in the towns and cities that they once called home.

The Sound of Old Salem

2022 marked the 250-year anniversary of music filling the cobblestone streets of the Old Salem historic district in Winston-Salem. The band that’s played everything from Moravian hymns and polkas to rock ’n’ roll covers celebrated its historic milestone with their community.

Remembering Doc Watson

As an infant growing up in Watauga County, Arthel Lane Watson lost his sight. As a teenager, he picked up a guitar and created a sound. Now, that sound and that guitar and that blind man are forever linked in one name that will live as long as music is played: Doc.

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